If you have either an Indesit or Hotpoint washing machine at home, you’re being urged to check to see if the model you have is on a recall list relating to fire risks, with three more models now potentially able to catch fire because of an overheating door mechanism.
According to the BBC, approximately 20 per cent of the Indesit and Hotpoint washing machines that have been sold since 2014 have a safety fault and need to be recalled. The company says it has now identified 165,000 problem appliances so far, with 7,000 either replaced or repaired already.
Vice-president of Whirlpool Jeff Noel was quoted by the news source as saying: “With more than 30 per cent of the affected products now accounted for, this campaign has already surpassed the UK average for a product recall campaign by a significant margin.
“While this is good progress, we know there is still work to do. That’s why we are working seven days a week to look after our customers and running a widespread campaign to raise awareness.”
The new model numbers of the three new appliances are WMAQC641PUK, WMAQG741PUK, and WMFG741GUK.
You can use the company’s online model checker to make sure your appliance isn’t one of those affected by this fault. Your model and serial number can be found on the inside of the door or on the back.
It’s thought that 79 fires have been started because of an overheating door locking system, a problem that develops over time – so even if you have checked your appliance in the past, you may need to do so again.
When buying appliances in the first place, it might be wise to register your product with the manufacturer immediately so they can get in touch with you if the appliance is recalled at any point.
And remember that recall processes can vary between different products – you should always follow manufacturer instructions if there is a recall. If there’s any doubt and you’re worried, stop using your appliance immediately.
Whatever brand of washing machine you have, it can be very inconvenient when it breaks down, particularly if you have a big family. If you suddenly find yourself in need of washing machine repair anywhere in the UK, give us a call today here at Repair & Maintain.
Our repairs service is fixed price (with no hidden fees), a guarantee on all repairs, fast and reliable delivery, and a no fix no fee policy.
And if you’re worried about your Indesit or Hotpoint washing machine and just want us to come and check it over to make sure it’s fine, even if your model hasn’t been recalled, we’d be more than happy to come and have a look.